Transportation

Freese and Nichols has been designing roads, highways and bridges since the 1890s. We continue that legacy today in our work with transportation agencies, cities and counties. As an experienced and trusted advisor, we are ready to help with your transportation planning, engineering, and program development. Our multidisciplinary team includes transportation planners, traffic engineers, roadway designers, utility engineers, environmental scientists, and construction managers — all led by experienced project managers. This coordinated, streamlined approach creates effective solutions that bring your concepts to reality.

Transportation Planning

Freese and Nichols has prepared a broad range of transportation plans for cities, counties and regional authorities. We actively implement context-sensitive solutions that consider environmental stewardship and complement land uses, ensuring our plans provide viable transportation alternatives to sustainably serve citizens over the long term. Our approach results in action-oriented plans for expanding transportation systems in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Local and regional thoroughfare planning
  • Corridor alignment and feasibility studies
  • Mobility and performance measures
  • Special area access and circulation plans
  • Bicycle and pedestrian planning and design
  • Transit operations assessments
  • Tod planning and design
  • Travel demand forecasting and operational studies
  • Roadway impact and user fee studies
  • Proportionality assessments
  • Capital improvement plan (CIP) development and programming
  • Traffic engineering
  • Traffic impact analyses
  • Highway traffic operations
  • Traffic simulation and visualization
  • Parking analyses
  • Development review
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Bike Plan Update

City of Denton, Texas

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

City of Norman, Oklahoma

Roadway Impact Fee Update

City of Arlington, Texas

SH 191 Corridor Study / Management Plan

Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization, Texas

U.S. 180 Corridor Vision Plan

City of Weatherford, Texas

US Business 77 Corridor Study

City of Waco, Texas

Bergstrom Spur Rail to Trail

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Texas

Fort Hood Sports Complex Traffic Study

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Long Range Thoroughfare Plan Review and Update

Ellis County, Texas

Loop 250 Planning and Environmental Linkage Study

Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization, Texas

SH 66 Corridor Study

Hunt County, Texas

Transit-Oriented Development Study

City of Wichita Falls, Texas

Transportation Plan

City of North Richland Hills, Texas

West Dallas Signature Sustainable Development Planning Project

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Roadways and Bridges

Freese and Nichols is equipped to provide municipal and county roadway services from our 16 offices. With a focus on local issues, our multidisciplinary team can deliver your whole project, including drainage, utilities, and coordination with property owners. Our expertise extends to urban design and the economic development that infrastructure can bring to cities and counties.

We’re also experts in planning, designing and maintaining your system’s bridges. Whether your bridge crosses a roadway, river or railroad, we provide a solution that balances traffic, financial, aesthetic, and regulatory demands.

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Specific Services

  • Roadway/highway design
  • Bridge/culvert design
  • Traffic signal design and timing
  • Traffic control and construction sequencing plans
  • Roadway illumination design
  • Utility coordination
  • Intersection improvements design
  • Scheduling
  • Cost estimating
  • CIP program development
  • Bond program development
  • Roadway impact fees
  • Pavement management systems
  • On-site construction inspection
  • Bridge raising, widening, and replacement
  • FEMA, USACE and other regulatory compliance and permitting
  • Utility line additions to bridges
  • Retaining walls
  • Bridge illumination
  • Pier spacing, sizing, and location
  • 3-D visualizations
  • Preliminary cost estimating
  • State and federal grant programs

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Clearfork Main Street Bridge

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Parker County Transportation Bond Program

Parker County, Texas

Rock Creek Road Paving and Drainage Improvements

City of Norman, Oklahoma

Bailey/Oiler Road Extension and Overpass

City of Pearland, Texas

Aledo Trail

City of Aledo, Texas

East Rosedale Street

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Jackson at Cheek-Sparger Roundabout

City of Colleyville, Texas

Mayhill Road Widening and Improvements

City of Denton, Texas

Merritt Road and Liberty Grove Road Infrastructure Improvements

City of Rowlett, Texas

Phyllis J. Tilley Pedestrian Bridge

City of Fort Worth, Texas

South Lamar Street Improvements

City of Dallas, Texas

SH 368/Broadway Street Improvements

City of San Antonio, Texas

North Lamar Boulevard Preliminary Engineering

City of Austin, Texas

Hopkins Street Reconstruction

City of San Marcos, Texas

Tri-School Street Improvements

City of Arlington, Texas

Highways and DOTs

Freese and Nichols has extensive recent experience designing, inspecting, and managing construction for transportation departments and tollway authorities. Our team of more than 125 people is available for highway projects, with precertifications in 90+ work categories. We’re also certified to work for the DOTs of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina and Georgia. We support that expertise with a high-level understanding of state infrastructure issues, environmental permitting, funding options, and collaborative project delivery methods.

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Specific Services

Schematic and Environmental
  • Route studies
  • Environmental permitting
  • Environmental documentation
  • Noise analysis
  • Drone photo imagery
  • Feasibility studies
  • Public involvement
  • Traffic demand modeling
  • 3-D visualization
Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E)
  • Roadway design
  • Freeway design
  • Street design
  • Hydraulic design
  • Bridge design
  • Utility adjustment coordination
  • Utility engineering
  • Stormwater
  • Traffic signal design and timing
  • Bicycle and pedestrian facility
  • Traffic control design
  • Geotechnical testing
  • Soil exploration
Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI)
  • Roadway construction management
  • Bridge construction management
  • Construction scheduling
  • Time impact analysis (TIA)
  • Record keeping
  • Budget control
  • Environmental inspection

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Chisholm Trail Parkway Environmental and Resident Representative Services

North Texas Tollway Authority

Interstate 45 Construction Engineering Inspection

Texas Department of Transportation

John Kilpatrick Turnpike

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

Turner Turnpike Reconstruction Construction Management

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

US 290 Construction Engineering Inspection

Texas Department of Transportation

Edmond Intelligent Traffic System

Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Gilcrease Expressway Construction Inspection Services

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

Hopkins Street Reconstruction

City of San Marcos, Texas

SH 180 Corridor Improvements

Texas Department of Transportation

US 281, SH 16, US 180 Construction Engineering Inspection

Texas Department of Transportation

US 283 Improvements

Texas Department of Transportation

US 421 at College Road Improvements

North Carolina Department of Transportation

US 81/SH 66 Intersection Modifications

Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Aviation, Ports and Transit

Aviation: Freese and Nichols’ decades of aviation experience spans from renovations at general aviation airports to multibillion-dollar programs at international hubs. Our team of engineers, architects and environmental scientists brings diverse technical skills and familiarity with local issues, and our projects strive to minimize the impact of construction upon daily airport operations.

Ports: Our experienced professionals offer a broad perspective on infrastructure challenges and creative solutions to address your port’s needs. Our depth of expertise within numerous industries — including cargo, industrial, commercial and cruise developments — can help you achieve your port’s vision for growth and development.

Transit: Our team is experienced in serving as owner/engineer on conceptual and final design for freight, passenger and multimodal transit facilities. As O/E, we helped Texas Central Railroad get federal environmental clearances that resulted in an Environmental Impact Statement record of decision and specific safety regulations for high-speed trains.

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Specific Services

Aviation
  • Terminal facilities, hangars and offices
  • Utilities infrastructure
  • Roadways, bridges and parking structures
  • Navigational aids
  • Pavement marking, airfield lighting and signage
  • Architecture/interior design
  • Runways, taxiways and aircraft aprons design
  • Pavement marking and signage
  • Environmental permitting, remediation and regulatory compliance
  • PFAS services
  • Stormwater studies and improvements
  • Program management and construction management
Ports
  • Planning, site development
  • Waterfront structures
  • Shore protection
  • Marine terminals: container terminals, intermodal terminals, rail
  • Coastal engineering
  • Hydrology and hydraulics analysis
  • Water and wastewater utilities
  • Environmental permitting and regulatory compliance
  • Security infrastructure
  • Wharf design
Transit
  • Freight rail planning and design
  • Environmental documentation and permitting
  • Large-scale project management
  • Transit-oriented development design
  • Maintenance and operations facilities
  • Multimodal transit centers
  • Civil and bridge design for passenger and transit rail

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Texas High-Speed Rail

Texas Central Railway

DART Light Rail Station at DFW Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Al Speight Military Rail and Cargo Yard Improvements

Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Texas

CentrePort Commuter Rail Station Improvements and Double Tracking

Trinity Metro, Texas

Laredo International Airport Projects

City of Laredo, Texas

Las Colinas Area Personal Transit Interface Station

Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District, Texas

Port Freeport Parcel 14 and Parcel 19 Site Development

Port Freeport, Texas

Bush Intercontinental Airport Baggage Handling System

Houston Aviation Alliance, Texas

Environmental Services for Oklahoma City Airports

City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

International Parkway Interchange at Terminals C and D

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Permian Site Yard and Rail Improvements

Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Texas

Pier 10 Redevelopment

Port of Galveston, Texas

Velasco Terminal Berth 7 Repair

Port Freeport, Texas